Seattle's Urban Cooking School

Diane LaVonne fashioned Diane's Market Kitchen by combining her passion for food and wine, her talent for teaching and creating a comfortable, inviting environment, and her commitment to balancing those for a life of health and well being.

Diane invites you to her kitchen to share time and conversation with her other guests and learn about the best of the Northwest's foods and wines.

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Join Diane LaVonne for the most unique culinary experience Seattle has to offer. Explore the Pike Place Market through stories of the farmers and producers, a menu inspired by their products and a hands-on cooking class where you will use the fresh local ingredients found there. Diane's Market Kitchen: where connecting cooking, companionship, and community combine to create a memory; not just a meal.

What's New
Summer Breakfast at Diane's 6/7/2016
Menus focused on locally produced ingredients you get a real "taste of the Northwest". Perfect to share with your out of town guests. Read More

Cooking and Eating Local: a Celebration of Farmers, Fishers and Ranchers 6/9/2016
A private tour of Pike Place Market with Chef Diane followed by a cooking class focused on locally produced ingredients. Read More
Classes & Events
Frozen Dinners and Second Meals 3/21
When I was raising my children, I had three part-time jobs, and the grocery store was a minimum of an hour round trip. So, if we were going to eat home-made meals and sit down to dinner every night,... Read More

Mostly Mushrooms 3/22
I didn't grow up a fan. These were never on my table at home. Occasionally, there were some rather nasty canned mushrooms on a pizza but that was about it. However, after moving to the Pacific... Read More

Simply Satisfying Soups and Stews 3/23
When the leaves begin to fall, the rain hits the windows and the trees move and sway in response to the winds....those are the signals that fall is here. I love getting into the kitchen when it's... Read More
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